• Papo & Yo
79
Based on 7 scores, 9 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    1
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Excellent art style.
  • Fewer bugs than console version.
  • Admirable opening, excellent conclusion.

Cons:

  • Sacrifices enjoyment for story.
  • Tedious, simple puzzles.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Gaming Nexus on 90

A powerful narrative, imaginative puzzles, and strong presentation combine in Papo & Yo to result in one of this year's best gaming experiences. The emotional journey of Quico and Monster that comprises Papo & Yo leaves a long-lasting impression well...

By avforums.com on 80

For videogame designer Vander Caballero, creating Papo & Yo represented therapy. It's an abstract visualisation of his childhood doodled large on a monitor or TV screen; a shared experience for thousands of players that affords a glimpse into the world...

By GameFront on 75

If you are one of the lucky people who have never experienced abuse, you should play Papo & Yo anyway. It’s a beautiful and haunting game, and you won’t regret it. Just don’t expect your journey to last long or challenge you in any way.

By GamesRadar on 70

If you're willing to approach it with the understanding that it's a decidedly uneven experience, it's one worth considering, especially if your game tastes skew toward the unconventional.

By GameZebo on 80

Regardless, Papo & Yo is an essential video game experience, especially if you're after some meaningful storytelling in your game library. You'll smile, you'll feel sadness in the pit of your stomach, and you'll most definitely recommend it to others once you're done.

By PC Mag on 80

This South-American puzzle-platformer about a boy and a Monster drives home heartfelt themes that are bound to evoke emotion and consequential thought, even if the gameplay isn't...

By GameSpot on 75

The gameplay of Papo & Yo won't grab you, but its imaginative portrayal of a young boy's struggles makes it a worthwhile and special...

International Review By GamingCore on

Zu viele Kinder müssen Zeugen des Alkoholproblems ihres Vaters werden. Zu viele werden von diesen Erlebnissen für ihr Leben geprägt. Einer ist mutig genug und erzählt nun seine Geschichte - in einer fantasievollen, traumatisierten Art und Weise, wie...

International Review By ComputerBase on

Spoiler-Warnung: Da ein Spieletest nicht immer gänzlich ohne die Wiedergabe einzelner, wichtiger Handlungselemente der Geschichte möglich ist, bitten wir all jene, die vorab nichts über die Handlung des Spiels erfahren möchten, nur das Fazit zu lesen ....